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Take a fishing trip around Rochester

Feel like fishing? From a Great Lake and its tributaries to the waters around historic canal locks, the Rochester region is teeming with opportunities for great catches and beautiful sites. For specific (but not too specific!) spots we sat down ...

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Get Bold & Gritty in Rochester and beyond

When David Paul launched Bold & Gritty in 2020, his goal was to tell stories centered around Black men who were achieving their wildest dreams, and he wanted to use something familiar — coffee — as the vehicle to reach ...

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Cruising on the Erie Canal

According to Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, nearly 80 percent of upstate New Yorkers live within 25 miles of the canal, including the historic villages of Pittsford and Fairport. A stroll along Main Street in both villages — exploring local ...

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Black Button Distilling celebrates 10 years of grain-to-glass spirits

  Jason Barrett admits he did not know what the future would bring when he launched Black Button Distilling. “When I sat down and conceived what it would look like 10 years later, I really didn’t know what that would ...

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Many reasons to ‘Celebrate More’ in the year ahead

Welcome to Rochester, where there is no limit to what you can do — and no reason to do it anywhere else. After seemingly endless disruptions to every aspect of our lives over the past two years, Rochester residents and ...

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Former Business Hall of Fame honorees on how to find meaning in your work (access required)

Given the number of hours we spend at work, it’s natural to want more than a paycheck. Feeling fulfilled, having a sense that one’s work has meaning, is another precious dividend. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to ...

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Home care on the rise, but staffing crunch hit there, too (access required)

Home care agencies are in demand but hampered by the same acute staffing shortages plaguing nursing homes. “As the COVID pandemic escalated and nursing homes were forced to close their doors to visitors, the demand for home health care increased ...

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Area facilities for seniors trying to cope with staffing shortages (access required)

COVID-19 placed unprecedented challenges on nursing home staff, particularly nursing aides. Many chose to leave their jobs, some out of fear of exposure to COVID and some from burnout. Others chose easier work at similar paying jobs in the service ...

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Collaboration a byword of nonprofits during pandemic (access required)

Every business and nonprofit organization has been affected by the pandemic that took the world by storm nearly a year ago, and each of them has had to make sacrifices or change the way they do business and interact with ...

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Wealth management and business banking help drive modern day ESL (access required)

For over 75 years, ESL Federal Credit Union stuck to a traditional consumer banking formula that worked well for the bank, for Eastman Kodak employees and, ultimately, the entire Rochester community. The expansion of services offered into wealth management in ...

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ESL strives to cultivate strong workplace culture

In the nine years Shevonne Wroten has worked for ESL Federal Credit Union, everyone has always been extremely friendly and she has seen an emphasis on caring about people and doing the right thing. “When I first started, I thought ...

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Community impact a century-old priority for ESL

ESL Federal Credit Union’s impact on the region extends beyond its traditional role as a lender. The credit union counts among its priorities helping the area through its community impact efforts. The community impact team — a staff of five ...

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Lawyers and remote work: ‘No universal truth’

Kevin J. Mulvehill, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP and the firm’s Rochester office leader, says that there is no “universal truth” on whether lawyers and law firm staff are more productive working from the office or working from home. ...

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Hybrid, hyflex learning models may be here to stay (access required)

Many area schools have adopted a hybrid model of learning due to COVID-19 and local educators believe at least a portion of that modality will continue even post pandemic. The hybrid model uses a mix of classroom and online learning. ...

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